Posts Tagged ‘money’

In Her Brother’s Memory: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 28, 2011

A friend’s brother, who was a guitar and banjo maestro, recently passed away. He befriended the homeless, bringing them home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This holiday season, I saw a homeless man standing on the corner, in the rain, with a guitar case next to him. I thought of my friend’s brother, rolled down the window, gave the minstrel some money, and said “There should always be music!” Then I wrote this.

She won’t even know/
I gave money to homeless/
guys with wet guitars.

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Mailing Goodbye: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 12, 2010

It’s strange and empty/
to end hope, and love, mailing/
money and letters.

Becoming Egotistical about writing: Revolutionary IMprov poetry

February 18, 2009

An editor
said I’d have to pay her
to read a work of mine;
she wouldn’t do me a favor.

So I replied
with a deep and heavy sigh:
“The payment lies
in the ability to read it;
The feeling’s worth far more than cash
when you need it.

Wouldn’t you agree
with me
on that philosophy?
(tee hee hee!)”

She still awaits
her money.